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2021-03-18
This was a week in which those supporting and those opposing IR development in Yokohama marshaled their forces, organizing toward the decisive battle in August when the mayoral elections are scheduled to take place.

2021-02-25
An anti-casino group in Osaka is planning a human chain protest at the Osaka City Hall, and they are arguing that the soft soil at the Yumeshima site

2021-01-18
The first person to declare their candidacy for the post of Yokohama mayor is the opposition city councilman Masataka Ota. As he declared his candidacy, he announced that ending the city’s IR bid would be his top priority that he would carry out on...

2020-12-08
The effort to force a recall vote on Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has ended in failure, with the anti-casino activists collecting only about 70,000 resident signatures when 490,000 were needed.

2020-09-03
The two major citizen group efforts to head off IR development plans in Yokohama are preparing to launch their signature drives, keeping the political

2020-02-21
Japan has seen numerous twists and turns in its bid to establish an integrated resort industry, though perhaps one of the most unwelcome was the arrest of a deputy minister at the centre of a money-for-favours scandal surrounding IR development plans...

2019-12-03
Opponents of Yokohama’s bid for an IR license have launched a website to provide public information and to coordinate actions between various anti-casino groups.

2019-09-17
Saturday the 14th witnessed two separate rallies by opponents of casino legalization, one in Yokohama and the other in Osaka. The larger of the two

2019-03-26
A citizens’ group opposing the bid for an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki, held its inaugural meeting on Sunday with th

2019-03-14
The Osaka Restoration Association’s task of returning to power in the April 7 elections has become much more difficult now that it has become clear

2017-11-23
Next Thursday, November 30, local anti-casino forces in Wakayama Prefecture will launch an organization aimed at defeating the initiative of Governor

2017-06-20
City Councillor Hirotaka Ito has become the third candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the July 30 election for the Mayor of Yokohama, a major

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